Army chief visits Drass, Reviews ‘Operational Preparedness’

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New Delhi: General Bipin Rawat takes over as the Chief of Army Staff, in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo (PTI12_31_2016_000057B)

Srinagar: Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, visited Drass sector on Friday and reviewed operational preparedness in the Sector, a defence ministry spokesman said.
“During the visit, he was briefed by the General Officer Commanding, ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps on the prevailing situation and operational preparedness in the Sector,” the spokesman said.
He also also interacted with soldiers deployed on the Line of Control (LoC). The Army Chief was accompanied by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command.
While interacting with the soldiers, the army chief appreciated the “tenacity and their resolve “ in guarding the borders in the harsh terrain and extreme weather conditions.
“Recalling the valour and sacrifice of troops who fought in Operation VIJAY in this sector in 1999, he exhorted all ranks to execute their assigned tasks with the same josh, vigour and responsibility,” the spokesman said. He also called upon all ranks of the ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps to re-dedicate themselves towards upholding the values that the Indian Army stands for.


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